Oscar & Associates (OA) has been photographing trade shows and conferences for over 50 years and has the depth, knowledge and creativity that come with that experience. Along with our video production department and digital asset management (DAM) platform we are a state of the art digital studio utilizing the most advanced camera technology and post show software and hardware.

Oscar & Associates is privileged to provide photography and video services to hundreds of events annually across the country. With headquarters in Chicago we cover the nation with a talented team of photographers, videographers and project managers. Oscar & Associates is the official photographer to over 30 percent of the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 and Fastest 50 trade shows and over 25 percent of TSNN’s top 250 and are proud to say that we are the official show photographer for IAEE’s Expo Expo.

Oscar & Associates is honored to provide photographic and video services to many of the most prestigious and high profile organizations in the country and that they put their trust in us to deliver. Our clients are some of the most industrious, disruptive, creative and innovative associations, corporations, exhibit designers and builders.

Contact us today to talk about how your project can benefit from working with OA.

What we provide

  • Complete show and conference photography and videography with onsite editing and delivery of videos and photos
  • Marketing & Product photography and videography
  • Exhibit Booth photography and videography
  • Digital Asset Management (DAM)
  • Formal and Board of Director Portraits
  • Professional Portrait Studios
  • Photo Booth Studios
  • Awards and Banquets
  • Branding & Sponsorship Videos
  • Exhibitor and attendee testimonial videos
  • Product demonstration and press conferences
  • Pre-show marketing videos
  • Sessions and seminar coverage
  • Multi-camera set-ups with live feeds
  • And more……

Why hire us

Experienced Crews – Oscar & Associates staff average over 15 years experience covering intimate Board of Director meetings to leading teams of photographers, videographers and project mangers on shows in excess of 2 million square feet. Along with our in-house team Oscar has built a national network of professional crew members enabling the company to deliver the highest caliber talent often times on a local level. OA is your go to studio for professional and experienced coverage in every major market in the country.

  • Experienced Photographers and Videographers
  • Advanced hardware and software
  • Operations department whose sole purpose is to facilitate the pesky but critical details

Some amazing stats to reinforce even more reason to secure a professional photographer and videographer

  • 84% of communication will be visual by 2018
  • 8 seconds – the average time before a person gets distracted
  • 20% – retention of materials without visuals
  • 650% higher engagement for articles and posts that contain visuals
  • Viewers are 85% more likely to engage with a product or service after watching a video
  • Social media posts with video attract 3x more inbound links then text posts

Oscar & Associates goal is to provide you and your team with the highest quality and most productive videos and photographs captured by the industries most professional team of photographers and videographers.

Latest and greatest hardware and software – Oscar & Associates is on the forefront of technology for both hardware and software. Utilizing the latest DSLR professional cameras and lenses and the Adobe Creative Cloud for retouching and editing enables us to deliver the quality marketing and editorial images our discerning clients demand and expect.

Some of the innovative services we have implemented include

  • On site Wi-Fi image transmission from our professional cameras within a matter of moments of capture
  • On site image managers to edit, folder and upload images throughout the day for current images to distribute to press and social media.
  • 360-degree VR imagery
  • Free Meta data tagging of images post show (images tagged with session and seminar names– additional tagging services available)
  • Digital Asset Management (DAM) solutions to house and share your media

Operations Department – OA is committed to helping you obtain the most value out of your marketing and operations budget. The better the information and communication we have in the lead up to your event the more effective our team will be on site and the better the photographs will be as a result.

Oscar & Associates operations team is here to facilitate your requirements and make certain that we hit the ground ready to go. An integral part of a successful photography program is the photography schedule highlighting and detailing your needs. A well thought out photography schedule is a critical component to a successfully executed campaign.

For a complimentary photography schedule template that you can customize for your event please click here head over to see our white papers.

Contact Us

Have an RFP, event or other need for photography and video production? Want to talk about how to fully utilize your media library? We love our clients and collaborating with them in producing visuals and maximizing their assets. Drop us a line and let’s talk.

566 W. Lake St. Suite 430 Chicago, IL 60661